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New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) is more than just a gathering of entrepreneurs; it’s a celebration of innovation and culture. For over a decade, NOEW has been the cornerstone event for innovators and visionaries, uniting them in the vibrant city of New Orleans to explore, learn, and connect.

A Week of Dynamic Events at NOEW 2024 

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NOEW 2024 promises a week filled with dynamic events designed to inspire and empower attendees. It all begins with NOEW in Your Neighborhood on March 11th and 12th, where pop-up events across the city set the stage for what’s to come. 

Gallier Hall will be the hub of activity on March 13th, hosting a centralized day of speaker sessions, pitches, discussions, and networking opportunities. As the day comes to a close, attendees can head to Lafayette Square for a block party in partnership with YLC’s Wednesday at the Square. 

March 14th marks a crossover day with the inaugural 3rd Coast Venture Summit and the New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University. It’s a day packed with world-class pitch competitions and high-profile keynotes, offering attendees a unique blend of entrepreneurial and literary inspiration. 

The excitement continues from March 15th to 16th on Tulane’s campus, with aligned sessions on entrepreneurship, business, technology, and investment. Attendees can also explore the Innovators’ Lounge for a special treat, exclusive to NOEW badge holders.

Thematic Focus Areas of NOEW 2024 

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NOEW 2024 will delve into five thematic focus areas, each addressing key aspects of entrepreneurship and societal impact:

  • Artificial Intelligence: From content creation to data analytics, AI is transforming how businesses operate. NOEW 2024 will feature speakers who will help attendees harness AI to maximize efficiency and productivity.
  • Climate Tech: With New Orleans’ prime positioning on the Gulf Coast, NOEW will spotlight the city’s potential to lead in addressing climate challenges through technology and innovation.
  • Culture Tech: Technology is reshaping every aspect of culture, from music to film to gaming. NOEW will celebrate New Orleans’ vibrant cultural communities and their role in leading the way in Culture Tech.
  • Founder Journeys: Every entrepreneur has a unique story of what inspired them to start their business. NOEW will provide a platform to share these stories, inspiring others to embark on their own entrepreneurial journey.
  • Health Innovation: Healthcare is constantly evolving, and NOEW will explore how the Gulf Coast region is contributing to advancements in medical technology and patient care. 

The Idea Village: Catalyst for Entrepreneurship and Free Programming 

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Produced by The Idea Village, NOEW embodies the organization’s belief that entrepreneurship is a catalyst for social and economic change. The Idea Village has played a pivotal role in shaping New Orleans’ entrepreneurial ecosystem, supporting over 18,000 entrepreneurs and elevating the city’s reputation as a hub of innovation and business. 

NOEW 2024 will feature a lineup of notable speakers and activities in each thematic focus area. From thought-provoking discussions to exciting pitch competitions and after-party events, there’s no shortage of opportunities to engage and connect with fellow entrepreneurs and thought leaders. 

At the heart of NOEW lies a fusion of innovation and culture, reflected in its diverse programming and vibrant atmosphere. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, investor, or simply someone with a passion for innovation, NOEW offers an unparalleled opportunity to celebrate the intersection of entrepreneurship and culture in the vibrant city of New Orleans. 

General admission to NOEW grants attendees access to a plethora of free events and programming throughout the week. From sessions and keynotes to pitch competitions and networking events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Attendees are also encouraged to explore aligned sessions at the Book Festival, further enriching their NOEW experience. 

Celebrating Innovation, Culture, and City Exploration in New Orleans 

Whether you’re seeking inspiration, connection, or simply a deeper understanding of this dynamic city, New Orleans Entrepreneur Week invites you to join in for a week of celebration, entrepreneurship, and city exploration. For those looking to delve deeper into the heart of New Orleans, consider embarking on a journey with New Orleans City Bus Tours! 

As you navigate the city’s historic streets from the comfort of a climate-controlled bus, Cajun Encounter’s expert tour guides will regale you with tales of the city’s storied past and vibrant present. From iconic landmarks like the French Quarter and the Garden District to hidden gems and select New Orleans cemeteries, each stop offers a glimpse into the unique tapestry of New Orleans culture. Spots fill quickly around this time of year, so book your New Orleans City Bus Tour today!

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